2020-21 Truman Award Finalists

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 by Brandy

2020-21 Truman Award Finalists (PDF)

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least four of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next spring. While the winner won’t be announced until April 2021, this is a great list of summer reads for students in grades sixth through eighth.

City of Ghosts” by Victoria Schwab
Ever since her near-fatal drowning, Cassidy has been able to pull back the “Veil” that separates the living from the dead and see ghosts. When the family travels to Scotland, Cass and her personal ghost companion, Jacob, are about to find out that a city of old ghosts can be a very dangerous place indeed. Continue reading “2020-21 Truman Award Finalists”

The Selector’s Selections: June 2020

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 by Brianna

I’m back to highlighting physical books! The library is partially reopened, and we’re still offering curbside pickup. So if you’re the kind of bibliophile that needs to hold a book and turn its pages, we’ve got you covered. If you’re like me and enjoy reading at night without having to turn a light on, no worries! I’ll still be ordering plenty of digital titles as well.

It’s June, so I wanted to focus on a few LGBTQIA books. Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: June 2020”

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020 by Brandy

Summer Reading begins June 15The Daniel Boone Regional Library is challenging youth ages 12-18 to read for 15 hours, share three book reviews and do seven fun, library-related activities. Complete this Summer Reading challenge, and beginning August 1, you’ll receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Tablet.

Due to social distancing, we will not have Summer Reading sign-up in person at the libraries or on the bookmobile. If you cannot sign up online, call your library for assistance over the phone.

Reading and activity trackers are available to download below. You can also request printed Summer Reading materials at your library, at a bookmobile stop or via curbside pickup.

Teen Activity Trackers: Color | Black & White | Fillable PDF

2020-21 Gateway Award Finalists

Posted on Sunday, June 14, 2020 by Brandy

2020-21 Gateway Award Finalists (PDF)

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least three of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next March, so you can use the summer months to get crack-a-lackin’ on this list! The winner will be announced in April 2021.

A Heart in a Body in the World” by Deb Caletti
Annabelle runs from Seattle to D.C., becoming a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to her recent trauma.

After the Shot Drops” by Randy Ribay
Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind his best friend in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.
Continue reading “2020-21 Gateway Award Finalists”

Practice for Your Driver’s License Exam

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Brandy

Through our partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Daniel Boone Regional Library can help you get your Missouri driver’s license. With this service, all library cardholders have online access to the Missouri driver’s manual and free practice exams.

You will need to log in using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (573) 443-3161 or 1-800-324-4806.

The Selector’s Selections: May 2020

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Brianna

The following are just a small selection of the plethora of delightful books we have available digitally. If there’s a book you’d really love to read that we don’t have on OverDrive or Hoopla, use this form to let me know! Sometimes I can even purchase digital copies of books that are out of print in physical format. For example, I recently picked up these wonderful 1980s horror books! Seriously, if you like horror they are worth a read—there’s a haunted house populated by Dungeons & Dragons style monsters. It’s awesome. With no further ado, here are my selections for the merry month of May. Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: May 2020”

2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by Brandy

2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees (PDF)

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Fifteen young adult book clubs from libraries across the country are responsible for determining this list of 25 nominees. Teens nationwide have nearly six months to read as many titles as possible before voting on their favorites in the fall. The ten finalists will be announced in October during Teen Read week.

Below is this year’s full list of nominees. The library offers print, eBook and audiobook editions of most titles. Continue reading “2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees”

2020 Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Brandy

After three months of competition, central Missouri teens have selected their March Madness Teen Book Tournament Champion! We began with a list of 16 finalists which included bestsellers such as “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas and “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, and popular series starters like “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han.

Many thanks to the teachers and school librarians who have supported this program, and to all the teens who have participated! And now, our 2020 champion is….

Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green

Subscribe to our teen program newsletter to get a sneak peek  of this year’s Summer Reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” Through this program, the library challenges young adults to read for 15 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Complete the challenge, and you will be eligible to win some pretty awesome prizes like an Amazon Fire tablet! More information to come later this month.

The Selector’s Selections: April 2020

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 by Brianna

I just want you all to know that the library is still buying books for you! I’m focusing on eBooks and downloadable audiobooks these days, and we have some really great options. The best part is that it’s easy to keep up with holds since there’s no processing time on these, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for anything. Anyway, here’s some books I’m excited about! Continue reading “The Selector’s Selections: April 2020”

Online ACT Test Prep Resources

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 by Brandy

ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered students should have received an email informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. You’ll find answers to a list of frequently asked questions on their website.

In the meantime, the library has several online resources to help you further hone your English, math, reading and science skills. Take free online practice exams through LearningExpress Library, or check out our eBook study guides: Continue reading “Online ACT Test Prep Resources”